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Kentucky ark attraction adding biblical truth exhibit

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 03:30:03 -0800

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WILLIAMSTOWN, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s massive biblical attraction the Ark Encounter is opening a new exhibit that promotes the message of the Bible. The 510-foot wooden ark modeled after the biblical story of Noah opened in July. Since then, it has drawn large crowds to Grant County in northern Kentucky. The new exhibit is called […]



Downstream communities brace for flooding as dams overflow

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 23:36:03 -0800

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MODESTO, Calif. (AP) — Communities downstream from a Northern California reservoir gushing water for the first time in 20 years braced for flash floods and evacuations after authorities warned them to prepare for rising rivers and creeks. Northern California is forecast to get a brief break from persistent downpours Wednesday but the surge of water […]



Officials want coin created for New York’s Purple Heart hall

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:42:07 -0800

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NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. (AP) — New York officials want a commemorative coin created for the state’s National Purple Heart Hall of Honor. Democratic U.S. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney says he will join other officials Wednesday at the hall in New Windsor, about 60 miles north of New York City, to announce federal legislation to honor […]



Primping for flower and garden show

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:34:59 -0800

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The Northwest Flower & Garden Show runs Feb. 22-26 at the Washington State Convention Center.



We’ll keep living longer, study predicts; South Korean women could hit 91

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:33:10 -0800

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Scientists once thought an average life expectancy beyond 90 was impossible but medical advances combined with improved social programs are continuing to break barriers, including in countries where many people already live well into old age.



Smelt dip-net fishery on Cowlitz River opens this Saturday only, expect lots of people

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:23:10 -0800

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It’s time to dust off the smelt dip-nets as state Fish and Wildlife has approved a one-day, five-hour long sport fishery this Saturday (Feb. 25) along the banks of the Cowlitz River. Fishing from the shoreline using dip-nets will be allowed from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. only from the Highway 432 Bridge up to the Al […]



WOW Air, where’s my $92 refund?

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:51:46 -0800

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Colleen Lamont’s flight from Scotland to Iceland is delayed, making her miss her connecting flight back home. When her airline rebooks her, it’s on a different airline — and to a different return airport than the one she originally booked. Does it owe her anything for the inconvenience?



More Seattle bars and restaurants raising funds for the ACLU: the Roanoke, Watershed Pub and Renee Erickson

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:51:15 -0800

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Longtime North Capitol Hill bar the Roanoke has a "Drink for 'Merica" benefit tonight, Watershed Pub & Kitchen has a Bainbridge Brewing beer fundraiser tomorrow, and Renee Erickson's restaurants are serving "Cocktails for a Cause" through the end of the month.



United, American begin selling cheaper economy-class fare

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:33:05 -0800

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DALLAS (AP) — American and United have started selling cheaper “basic economy” fares as they battle discount airlines for the most budget-conscious travelers. American announced early Tuesday that it began selling the new fares for flights starting March 1 on 10 different routes from its hub airports in Dallas, Miami, Philadelphia and Charlotte, North Carolina. […]



3rd person sentenced in scalding of cat in Mississippi

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:06:06 -0800

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MOSS POINT, Miss. (AP) — A third person in Mississippi been sentenced to jail for the scalding of a caged cat in a video that was posted online. Police say the cat died after being doused with boiling water in December. News organizations report a Moss Point city judge on Tuesday sentenced 23-year-old Karmen Coleman […]



State fish checks show fair chinook catch in North Sound and eastern Strait

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:37:10 -0800

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February 19, 2017 Ramp/Site Boats Anglers Chinook Coho Chum Pink Sockeye Other Species Comments Everett Public Ramp 40 86 15 0 0 0 0 Freshwater Bay Ramp 6 12 1 0 0 0 0 • Kelp greenling (5) Mukilteo Lighthouse Park (State Park Public Ramp) 4 9 0 0 0 0 0 Narrows Marina 3 4 […]



Kellogg’s unveils Pop-Tarts pizza, tacos at NYC cafe

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:04:06 -0800

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NEW YORK (AP) — Pop-Tarts might not just be for breakfast anymore. Kellogg’s is giving the public a taste of some unique flavor combinations featuring the morning time treat by transforming its New York eatery into a Pop-Tarts Cafe this week. Some of the menu items include a personal Pop-Tart pizza, chili Pop-Tart fries and […]



KOMO’s Morgan Chesky named among nation’s ‘hottest’ anchors

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:35:33 -0800

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The KOMO anchor also enjoys Americanos.



Krakow: The heart and soul of Poland

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:25:16 -0800

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Poland’s cultural center, this charming, old-fashioned city buzzes with quirky history, unforgettable sights, and fun-loving college students.



Louvre show: Vermeer was both revolutionary and a borrower

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:15:06 -0800

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PARIS (AP) — His luminous strokes produced masterpieces like “Girl with a Pearl Earring.” But Vermeer, the unique jewel in Dutch painting’s crown, copied ideas from his contemporaries like every other artist, argues a new major exhibit at the Louvre Museum in Paris that opens Wednesday. Five years in the making, “Vermeer and the Masters […]



From restaurants to reefs: recycling discarded oyster shells

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:01:02 -0800

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ON LAKE ATHANASIO, La. (AP) — If you slurp oysters from the half-shell in New Orleans, you may be doing more than satisfying a culinary craving: You could be helping to construct reefs that environmental groups hope will save a bit of Louisiana’s coastline. Since 2014, restaurants have contributed nearly 2,600 tons of shells to […]



American unveils prices, routes for new cheapest fare

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:47:02 -0800

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DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines has begun selling cheaper “basic economy” fares as it battles discount airlines for the most budget-conscious travelers. American announced Tuesday that it began selling the new fares for flights starting March 1 on 10 different routes from its hub airports in Dallas, Miami, Philadelphia and Charlotte, North Carolina. With a […]



More rain (and possibly snow) on the way, but rainfall record may be out of reach

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:22:37 -0800

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Heavy rainfall this month pushed totals toward record highs, but a dry upcoming weekend makes it more likely that 1961 will hold onto the wettest February on the books.



Kelp: It’s good for you, and it tastes good. Really.

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:00:00 -0800

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Seattle chef Matt Dillon’s kelp broth, or dashi, is a secret ingredient at his restaurants.



Michelin Guide misguided as local cafe gets star in error

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 06:20:13 -0800

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BOURGES, France (AP) — It’s a case of culinary mistaken identity. The Michelin Guide has accidently awarded one of its coveted stars to a lowly local cafe that shares its name with a gastronomic restaurant 150 kilometers (93 miles) away. In the annual restaurant list unveiled Feb. 9, the publishers confused “Le Bouche a Oreilles” […]